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NYC Marriage Index

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This collection contains images of the index to New York City marriage licenses, applications, and affidavits. These records were obtained and published by the non-profit group Reclaim The Records, through two successful Freedom of Information lawsuits brought against the city in 2015 and 2016.

These marriage license records were originally kept by the New York City Clerk's Office. Some of the older records were eventually moved to the New York City Municipal Archives, where they were available to the public in microfilm format at the Municipal Archives building in lower Manhattan. The newer records that remained at the City Clerk's Office were completely inaccessible to the public. And none of the data in either location was online at all or available outside of New York City.

In 2015 and 2016, the non-profit activist group Reclaim The Records filed two Freedom of Information lawsuits to finally obtain and publish the first-ever public copies of these microfilms: the first case was brought against the NYC Municipal Archives to acquire the 1908-1929 microfilms, and the second one was against the New York City Clerk's Office for the 1930-1972 microfilms. The two sets of films were scanned and uploaded to the Internet Archive in early 2016 and early 2017, respectively.

For more information about Reclaim The Records, and our work to obtain and freely publish archival record sets, check out ReclaimTheRecords.org, or follow us on Twitter at @ReclaimTheRecs.

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This is the 1919 index for the borough of Brooklyn (Kings county) in New York City for marriage affidavits, applications, and licenses.  It was digitized from microfilm #28 from a set of 48 microfilms that covered records for 1908-1929. It was on the same microfilm roll as the 1918 index for Brooklyn. Background This data set was originally collected by the New York City Clerk's Office, and later transferred to the New York City Municipal Archives.  For several decades, this data was only...
Topics: genealogy, marriage, New York, New York City, Brooklyn
NYC Marriage Index
by Reclaim The Records
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This is the 1919 index for the borough of the Bronx (Bronx county) in New York City for marriage affidavits, applications, and licenses.  It was digitized from microfilm #40 from a set of 48 microfilms that covered records for 1908-1929. It was on the same microfilm roll as the 1918 index for the Bronx. Background This data set was originally collected by the New York City Clerk's Office, and later transferred to the New York City Municipal Archives.  For several decades, this data was...
Topics: genealogy, marriage, New York, New York City, Bronx